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to clean it up. >> reporter: the city has a huge project on its hands. the city manager said this is the largest sinkhole he hasstein in more than 20 years and going to take a lot of time and money to fix it. a big problem in one lafayette neighborhood a 20-foot sinkhole swallowing a section of mountain view drive near downtown. chris lives steps away in this blue house. the sinkhole is practically in his front yard goosiery. sounded like a big crushing -- crumbling in. >> reporter: the sinkhole opened up yesterday after heavy rain. the creek under the street was running high with debris. >> it plugged the talbot, goes under the road, the water had nowhere to go and so it eroded the road around the culvert and collapsed the road. >> reporter: neighbors can't believe it. >> absolutely amazing. never seen anything like this in my life, never dreamed of it. by knew the area flooded on -- we knew the area flooded on new year's in 1977 but never saw this before. >> i have never seen this happen before. right in front of my house, it's like wow. >> reporter: the city has big tasks
showers there some heading towards redwood city. it could be picking up later on. a lot more rain to come. we may catch a break a stronger storm is expected headed into inside the and sunday. we'll talk more about that coming up. >>> strong winds have brought down power lines in pacifica. cate caugiran reports. >> reporter: it's quite a mess in this town. but the wind is causing the damage for most people in the area. businesses had to shut down. this is video we shot earlier because of rain and wind a power outage was caused. crews tried restore electricity in the area in the middle of strong winds. coastal towns got the brunt of the storm gusts up to 65 miles an hour in some location making pacifica first in the line of fire. >> hello? >> the first guys to get the wind right off the ocean so usually it's more gusty than over the hill or in san francisco. we are in the front line as far as that's concerned. >> reporter: and it's not over yes. the wet weather will hit the coast throughout the weekend. people know the drill. coming up later in the show we'll hear from pg&e crews and why th
effect in january including walnut creek, martinez, lafayette and clayton. the city's only fire station. he says all cities went district would be impacted. >> once we start taking any of those stations out of service, then having 10 units at a fire is going to have a bigger impact come january than it would now if we had all of our companies in service. >> reporter: not to mention the closures would come during the holidays when districts see an increase in chimney and house fires. as for the board's take on this, i spoke with supervisor karen mitchoff on the phone a few moments ago and they are going to consider all options, she says, including reserved firefighters, trained volunteers. they are also looking at what calls they would go on. live in martinez, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> and on the bay area watch on this tuesday, firefighters battled a massive foust hire in petaluma. check it out. it happened this morning, crews were called out just after 3:30 this morning to stadler lane. flames completely gutted the home. officials say the home is occupied but no one was home at the time
battled the blaze in the rain. they say nobody was injured. >>> san francisco city hall is preparing for a possible crowd of same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses. if the u.s. supreme court announces that it will take up california's gay marriage debate, weddings could become legal within days. the court is due to post a list of cases that it plans to review. if the prop 8 case is on that list it would be decided by next summer. but if the justices opt not to hear it, an appeals court ruling against prop 8 would stand. supporters say if their appeal fails it would go against the wilf california voters. >> if the court denver the appeal and marriages resume that's a huge historic day in california. if the court hears the case, we believe we'll have that huge historic day. it will just take place a little farther down the road next june. >> and keep it here on cbs 5. we'll let you know as soon as there's word from the supreme court. >>> and still ahead as the big storm bears down, are you covered by simply having insurance? it isn't always enough and what you have to do to make su
. >> reporter: officers say this is the city's fourth homicide of the year. the department is used to low numbers but they say even one is too many and hope the community will step forward with information. in berkeley, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> more bay area headlines on this wednesday. it's beatings in downtown palo alto sent two women to the hospital sunday. investigators say one victim was sleeping near a sidewalk off university avenue when she was attacked early in the morning. the victim telling police the attacker wanted money, reached into her pockets before punching her in the head, face and chest. police believe the same attacker was involved in another robbery attempt just a few blocks away. >>> in piedmont a grin of stole christmas wreaths from the boy scouts christmas tree lot. thieves apparently climbed a fence to get into the tree lot last week and took about $1,000 worth of wreaths, garlands, tools and a heater. the tree lot provides about 20% of the annual budget for scouts in piedmont. >>> and the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck. he died of
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